Invisible Love

Invisible Love

by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
     
 

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Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is the author of three luminous collections of short stories published by Europa Editions, including the bestselling Most Beautiful Book in the World, and one novel, Three Women in a Mirror. His subject in these stories rarely changes: What is happiness and how to we attain it?
 
In this latest collection, two

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Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is the author of three luminous collections of short stories published by Europa Editions, including the bestselling Most Beautiful Book in the World, and one novel, Three Women in a Mirror. His subject in these stories rarely changes: What is happiness and how to we attain it?
 
In this latest collection, two young lovers secretly love the child they will never be able to have; an esteemed physician and survivor of the Nazi concentration camps finds inner peace thanks to the love of a faithful dog; a man loves his wife through the memories of her first husband; and a mother rediscovers love for her child when someone tries to take that child from her. And finally, Séverine and Benjamin understand that they have lost the love of their lives when they see themselves through the eyes of a young terminally ill girl.
 
Love is not easy, and not always easy to find; at times, it is obliged to circumvent social norms, and thus transform them; it must be desired, sought, defended. We cannot know what life has in store for us, but we do know that whatever it is, it will only be meaningful if borne on the wings of love. Schmitt’s sublime stories remind us how true this is.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times Book Review - Alison McCulloch
The bonds that link the characters in these winning stories aren't just "invisible," as the book's title suggests, but unconventional as well…It may be true, as [Schmitt] says, that moralists make bad novelists (and presumably bad short-story writers as well)…But these are most definitely morality tales—the kind you can even imagine reading aloud—and they're not bad at all.
From the Publisher
“There is a surprising sweetness to Schmitt’s stories of redemption and reconciliation. They carry a slight pleasant aftertaste, a lingering hint of delight.”—The Boston Globe
 
“Schmitt’s stories capture a quirky, clever, feminist, very French sensibility."—Publishers Weekly
 
“Moral fables, gilded mini-legends: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s stories are fiendishly efficient. Schmitt is a prodigious story-teller with a style both elegant and assured.”—Les Echos

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609452032
Publisher:
Europa
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Pages:
221
Sales rank:
1,176,242
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher

“There is a surprising sweetness to Schmitt’s stories of redemption and reconciliation. They carry a slight pleasant aftertaste, a lingering hint of delight.”—The Boston Globe
 
“Schmitt’s stories capture a quirky, clever, feminist, very French sensibility."—Publishers Weekly
 
“Moral fables, gilded mini-legends: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s stories are fiendishly efficient. Schmitt is a prodigious story-teller with a style both elegant and assured.”—Les Echos

Meet the Author

Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, playwright, novelist, and author of short stories, was awarded the French Academy’s Grand Prix du Théâtre in 2001. He is one of Europe’s most popular authors.

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